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Leah Langsdorf

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2 Key Optical Properties of Materials

Jun 18, 2019 12:45:11 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Materials, Optoelectronics

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Optics is the study of how light, be it infrared, visible or ultraviolet, interacts with materials. At the molecular level, materials interact with photons to determine the material’s optical properties.

Understanding how materials can be modified to meet specific optical functional requirements is critical for engineers to remain on the cutting edge of the industry.

Below, we explore two key optical properties of materials.

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Top Two Elements to Consider for Electronic Packaging Applications

Jun 5, 2019 1:35:30 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Materials

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Electronic packaging is the art and science of placing IC chips in protective enclosures to form electronic systems.

The effectiveness of the system is strongly dependent on its design—but that’s not all.

The rapid advancement of chips toward high density and high speed has placed an increasing demand on materials and their corresponding properties.

Below, we explore two key electronic packaging elements.

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3 Must-See Keynote Presentations at the 2019 IDTechEx Show!

Apr 2, 2019 1:58:29 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Trade Shows

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As conference season approaches, preparations loom around the corner. Our team is gearing up to attend this year’s IdTechEx Show! in Berlin, Germany April 10 – 11. While there, we’ll be showcasing how Promerus can tailor polymer properties for application-specific requirements.

Outside of exhibiting, our team is planning to take advantage of the keynote presentations to hear all about the latest inventions across the value chain. With over 250 presenters, you won’t want to miss out on this exciting opportunity to connect emerging technologies with global brands, including Promerus.

Planning to attend this year’s conference? Take a look at our list of must-see presentations below.

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How Mergers and Acquisitions Influence the Semiconductor Industry

Mar 19, 2019 1:06:42 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Industry

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In 2018, global sales for the semiconductor industry reached $468.8 billion—the industry’s highest-ever annual total.

Slowing growth and increasing costs for designing, packaging and testing device chips are plaguing semiconductor companies worldwide. As a result, companies are now relying heavily on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to generate profits in a competitive landscape.

In fact, acquisition agreements reached a combined value of $23.2 billion in 2018.

Are you ready to test the waters with a merger? Or, an acquisition? Read on to learn how M&A have helped semiconductor companies pursue growth in rising markets and customer segments.

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4 Qualities to Look for in a Functional Materials Partner

Feb 20, 2019 9:27:00 AM / by Leah Langsdorf

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In the semiconductor industry, picking the right partner is crucial to success. If you choose the wrong partner, your solution could fail before it’s had the chance to take off. 

On the other hand, if you find a reliable partner who shares your industry experience and expertise, as well as values, there’s no telling what you can achieve.

As you vet potential partners, we pose questions to consider, plus qualities to look for in team members below.

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The Difference Between LCD and OLED Displays (and Why You Should Care)

Feb 5, 2019 9:11:00 AM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Optoelectronics

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If you’re in the market to purchase a television, a mobile phone or any other device with a display, one of the buzzwords you’ll likely hear is OLED, or organic light emitting diode.

Displays based on OLED technology are fundamentally different than those based on liquid crystal display (LCD) technology.

Below, we uncover the differences between the two types of displays and the applications of each.

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3 Types of Photopolymer Industry Applications

Jan 22, 2019 9:58:26 AM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Materials, Applications

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According to ScienceDirect, “Photopolymerization is a technique that uses light (visible or ultraviolet) to initiate and propagate a reaction to form a linear or cross-linked polymer structure.”

It’s a significant area of focus for researchers and developers, as it allow for production of materials with customized properties.

In microelectronics, for example, scientists are able to manipulate the physical properties of polymer networks to improve adhesion and solvent resistance by exposing the material to light sources.

If you think that’s impressive, continue reading for three other interesting photopolymerization applications.

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What You Need to Know About Polynorbornenes

Dec 18, 2018 11:08:08 AM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Materials

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Unlike polyimides, polynorbornenes don’t involve a high temperature cure to increase glass transition temperature (Tg). 

This low cure temperature makes it an attractive candidate for next-generation technologies, such as wearables.

Interested in learning more? Read on to uncover the top two things you should know about polynorbornenes.

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What are Functionalized Norbornenes?

Dec 4, 2018 1:32:55 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Materials

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The microelectronics industry is undergoing a transformation. 

Today’s engineers are challenged to create lighter and thinner designs with high-performing components that meet the requirements of specific applications. 

According to Functionalized Polynorbornene Dielectric Polymers: Adhesion and Mechanical Properties, “Polynorbornenes exhibit the key performance criteria for these demanding applications.” However, an un-functionalized polynorbornene exhibits poor adhesion to common substrate materials used in integrated circuits.

This is where functionalization comes in.

But first, what is a norbornene? What is a polynorbornene? Continue reading below to find out.

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3 Must-See Speakers at the 2018 IDTechEx Show!

Nov 6, 2018 12:39:42 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Trade Shows

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Conference season is in full swing. With so much to do and see, attending a conference or trade show can be overwhelming if you don’t have a schedule in place.

To prepare you for one of our favorite conferences, IDTechEx Show!, we took a look at the schedule and spotlighted a few must-see sessions.

With over 250 speakers covering market trends, you won’t want to miss out on this exciting opportunity to connect emerging technologies with global brands, including Promerus.

Planning to attend? Take a look at our list of speakers we’re looking forward to hearing from at the conference.

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